​Annual Walk-a-thon and Picnic 9-7-2019

​Annual Walk-a-thon and Picnic  9-7-2019

Please help the GCFA shelter ferrets by participating in our walk-a-thon.

We have over 100 ferrets at our shelter right now. We really need all of you to help this year!! We must raise money to help all the injured, sick and abandoned ferrets that were very lucky to find their way to the Greater Chicago Ferret Association ferret shelter. Please ask your co-workers, friends, relatives and neighbors to sponsor/pledge you on the walk. If you can’t be there in person, please email the GCFA for details on how to sponsor one of our designated volunteers that will be walking.

The Walk

We take a leisurely walk along a beautiful, tree-covered nature trail. The GCFA will be awarding first, second and third place prizes for the most sponsor/pledges collected on your sign-up sheets.

The Picnic

Please don’t forget the picnic is a separate event from the walk-a-thon. EVERYONE is invited to the picnic. The picnic usually starts around 12:00 noon and ends about 3:00pm or whenever we are too full to move. The GCFA will provide grilled hot dogs, hot buttered corn, ice cold water and soda. Please bring your favorite side dish to share. We will have our usual games which include the “Bandit Bucket Toss” and the "Ferrety Bean Bag Toss”. We may also have a couple more fun games. We will give out first place prizes to the winners of each game.

Ferrets and Other Animals are Welcome at the Picnic

Be aware of the weather and the insects. If it is too hot, please do not bring your ferrets. Most ferrets cannot tolerate temperatures over 80-85 Degrees Fahrenheit. If the weather permits and you bring your ferrets, make sure they are in an adequate cage or carrier with a litter box and plenty of food and water.
Hope to see you there or please sponsor our designated walker. Also remember your sponsorship is tax deductible.